Now for the details....
Back in March I finally decided to take the plunge into acupuncture after hearing from so many of you that had previous success with it. Around about that time we also got notice that Michael would be getting promoted and relocated. I decided I could at least give acupuncture a month and see what happened. I was due back to my OB at the beginning of April to begin other fertility measures so I thought a month of acupuncture couldn't hurt. I was definitely not looking forward to more medication or doctors visits so I was desperate.
I went to three acupuncture appointments with the last one being on the day I was scheduled to ovulate. I ended up getting violently sick (after charting so much I have discovered that apparently every month around ovulation I get sick so one lifelong mystery is solved!) so it was a good sign that things were happening. I had noticed that my cycle was a little funny that month and as time went on I discovered that I did not ovulate when I was suppose to, but ended up ovulating much, much later than normal. In fact, I was afraid I wasn't going to ovulate at all that month!
I finally ovulated and my OB appointment was scheduled just a couple of days later (the day before my 28th birthday in fact). To be honest, my husband and I were not trying a whole lot that month. In fact, I still think it's miraculous that I ended up pregnant to begin with...honestly, it shouldn't have been possible according to my chart. We were distracted with moving and what not and I had decided to just relax and de-stress that month since we were about to encounter another big life change.
The day of my OB appointment I decided to take a pregnancy test just to be sure. I was fully expecting a negative result because it had not been very long since I ovulated. I was shocked to see two lines. My husband did not get a cutesy surprise or anything of the type. I immediately picked up the phone to call him and the first thing I said was "Guess who got two lines today?!?"
We laughed because well....God is funny. We were moving, this was the one month we were not trying, and well...I have always, always said I would never ever want a Christmas baby and guess when this little one is set to arrive...yep....December 21st smack dab before Christmas. I'm not complaining. We are THRILLED. Life is just funny is all.
I headed to the OB where my fertility appointment changed into a prenatal appointment and another positive test was taken. We headed back about a month later for an ultrasound where we got to see Baby#2 move around and have a strong heartbeat at 188 much faster than Ethan's constant 156.
I'm currently 11 weeks and 2 days. I'll be headed back on the 25th for another appointment. If that one goes well I will fully be rest assured that everything is a-okay! In the end, I think God and acupuncture are responsible for these wonderful results. Life does not always go as I have planned it, but it always goes perfectly with God's plan. In the end, that's the only one that matters.